John and Carl have a small publishing company. One day John meets the poet Clara who recently made her debut, and Clara's fiancé Stig. John and Clara fall in love with each other, and she ... See full summary »
Sverre Anker Ousdal,
The young nobleman Inge is riding through Sweden, looking for his twin brother, Arild. He meets a group of gypsies who welcome him. They met Arild earlier and believe that the brother is ... See full summary »
a classic, that is now totally censored and therefore not released
I was studying medicine when this was released on television. It was an immediate classic and often discussed amongst us students but not just amongst us - the whole Swedish society anxiously awaited each new episode. Seldomly, if ever, has a television-series been so discussed in Sweden. That it is not released on DVD is only remarkable if you happen to believe that there is no censorship in present society, otherwise it's more or less expected. The film is most critical against market economy, hierarchies, social Darwinism - in short, it is everything a film should be in those days but which they are not, probably due to censorship in preproduction. Everything that was bad in the society depicted in this film, has now gone from bad to worse. From being a bad society, society has now become an abomination and can only be referred to as just that: the abomination. The abomination survives on censorship and this film is one of its victims.
I'm now writing 4 years later than the above and can gladly inform that it has arrived on DVD in Sweden. Seeing it now again, I have something to ad. The style in which it is filmed is kind of "documentary". Actors, who play the roles, are often interrupted in their actions in order to answer, directly to the camera, questions that are associated to their roles. In a way this is disrespectful to the film's plot and stresses that the plot is just a vehicle for the message and at times insufficient - hence the interruptions. In other words, this is how any film for grownups should be when it has something important to say.
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